Launched in 2018, Science ATL is a series of programming and partnership-building initiatives that extend the excitement of science learning year-round. The new Science ATL initiatives will increase public interest in and appreciation of science in Atlanta by creating and promoting easy access points to science, technology, engineering and math throughout the year. Science ATL includes an online public science events calendar, the Chief Science Officers leadership program for middle and high school students, a science communication fellowship, and additional public science events and learning opportunities throughout the year, such as the 5K Race Through Space.
Atlanta Science Festival, presented by Delta Air Lines
The annual two-week Atlanta Science Festival celebrates local science and technology every March, featuring more than 100 events throughout metro Atlanta and reaching 50,000 children and adults annually. Festival events feature hands-on activities, tours, tastings, and performances from more than 100 partner organizations, including school districts, post-secondary institutions, museums, businesses, civic and community groups. The Festival ends with the explosive Exploration Expo, Atlanta’s biggest interactive family science event, with hundreds of hands-on activities in a free carnival of science! Our evaluation data show that the racial/ethnic diversity among Festival attendees closely matches that of the metro Atlanta region, and that our Festival is reaching a wide variety of ages, with 50% of attendees aged 25-44 (no one under 14 years old completed a survey). Learn more in our latest report.